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How Your Genes Affect Your Reaction to Drugs

Tags: genetics, genomics, medication, pharmacogenomics

If you have a high risk of negative side effects from a medication — or a strong chance that a drug won’t work for you — you want to know. That knowledge may come from pharmacogenomics.


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What New Rheumatoid Arthritis Research Means for You

Tags: arthritis, genetics, rheumatoid arthritis

Researchers have started to answer important questions: Can we predict the severity of rheumatoid arthritis, and can we predict how patients will respond to aggressive treatment?


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BRCA1 and Ovarian Cancer: Why Women Choose Preventive Surgery

Tags: BRCA1, BRCA2, breast cancer, cancer, genetic counseling, genetics, ovarian cancer

The decision to have your ovaries and fallopian tubes removed does not come easily. But if you face an alarmingly high genetic risk of ovarian cancer, sometimes this preventive surgery is the right option.


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Should All Women Be Screened for BRCA1 and BRCA2?

Tags: BRCA, BRCA gene, breast cancer, genetics, ovarian cancer, ovaries

Who should be tested — and when? These are the big questions people ask when it comes to genetic screening, especially for commonly known mutations. Get expert insight.


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Can You Get Tested for Colon Cancer at Home?

Tags: colon cancer, colonoscopy, colorectal cancer, genetics

Is the at-home Cologuard test a way to offer more early detection for colon cancer—and an alternative to colonoscopy? An expert weighs in.


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How Your Family Affects Your Heart Health

Tags: Cardiomyopathy, genetic counseling, genetics, heart health

When it comes to heart disease, there are plenty of factors you can’t control — including aging and your family history. But even if you can’t turn back time, you can get clarity and manage your risk with the help of genetics.


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Q&A: The Future of Genome Sequencing for Newborns

Tags: children’s health, genetic screening, genetics, genomics

Your genes tell a story of health and disease risk — and they tell that story from the day you are born. Two experts answer questions about the state of early genomic sequencing.


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How A Traffic Accident Saved One Woman’s Life

Tags: breast cancer, genetic counseling, genetics, personalized healthcare, PTEN gene

What could have been the worst day of Kelley Douglass’ life became a turning point when post-crash testing led to genetic counseling — and the diagnosis of a rare genetic disorder.


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Bad Sleep? 5 Questions You Should Discuss With Your Doctor

Tags: insomnia, sleep, sleep apnea, sleep disorders

We all get a bad night’s sleep every now and then. But when a bad night’s sleep turns into a sleepless pattern that affects your daily life, talk to your doctor.


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How to Have ‘The Talk’ About Sex With Your Aging Parents

Tags: senior health, sex, sexual health, STDs

Do you remember sitting awkwardly as your mom or dad told you about sex, STDs and protection? Now imagine switching roles. Get practical advice for an important conversation.